Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Chris, Jun 11, 2009.
6 mins, 8 mins?
average person today? probably happy to run an 8 minute mile...
average person involved in fitness? 6:30 ish?
I would argue that most "average" Americans probably couldn't run a whole mile and not walk. So I would say closer to 10 minutes, but I don't have any factual data to back that up.
well he said should, not can, so I say 6:30-7
average person? 10 mins, below average, 12. and the rest of america 20+
i'd be happy with 8
if you can run it in 7:00-8:00, you should be happy with yourself. if you're looking for higher fitness, i would strive for 5:00-6:00 and try to keep that pace for 3 miles.
In shape person-6:15-6:30
Athletic person-under 7
Everyone else-10-12, can basically walk that because that's what most would do.
bleh, it took me 30 minutes to do 3 miles on a treadmill and i was wiped afterwards.
dunno about "average" 8:30.
i think someone that is active would still have to train a little to get 8:30.
unless i just suck at running really really bad.
The "average" person is terribly out of shape so I don't know about that 8:30 either. But almost anyone that has been consistently running for a significant period of time should be well under 8:30 for a mile.
do you want a decent tim or how long it would take the average american to do it?
I'd say a 7min mile is easily attainable for most people and would be decent.
run a mile outside or on a treadmill? (outside is harder)
It only takes me 4.
I can walk one in about 15,.
you could walk at a leisurely pace and finish under 20 mins.
I wonder how fast I could run a mile right now and I'm tempted to try it.
my best time in high school PE was like 7:30 or so. which i thought was pretty pathetic, and i hate running and wasn't in good shape. i'd say under 7 mins for a fitness person. normal person, just being able to run the entire thing would be impressive.
For the average, fit person I would say under 7.
When I was 18 I ran it in 5:27. I played sports all my life, but I never ran track or cross country. If you are active, you should easily be able to get under 7
average american? 30 minutes to allow time to stop at micky D's.
I have an FBI fitness scoring sheet in front of me though and to get the top score you need to run 1.5 miles in under 9 minutes...for males btw.
The average american probably needs 10-12 minutes to complete a mile.
Anyone who works out on a regular basis should be doing them in 6-8 minutes.
See if you can beat my blistering time of 9:40, just started running with the GF